The Malibu Optimist Club hosted its breakfast meeting last Thursday at the Salvation Army Camp in Malibu Canyon. The club donated funds for six summer camp scholarships to be given to members of the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu so they will be able to spend a week at camp this summer.
The Malibu Optimist Club welcomes a new member, Mark Persson, Executive Director for the Malibu Chamber of Commerce. Pictured, from left: Malibu Optimist Club President, Frank Brady, Malibu Times publisher Arnold York and Mark Persson.
Malibu Optimist Mark Ball presents a donation to Optimist Club President Tony Lardas along with Sergeant Robert Jennings Spangle (center).
Malibu resident and U.S. Marine Sergeant Robert Jennings Spangle spoke to the Malibu Optimist Club recently.
Malibu Optimist President Frank Brady (right), Our Lady of Malibu students Tripp and Turner Principe, Jacqueline and Nicole Reynaga, David Sagona and music director Beverly Craveiro attend the Malibu Optimist Club breakfast meeting.
The Malibu Optimist Club honored six Malibu teachers for their contribution to education at its annual breakfast. The event was attended by Optimists, teachers and school administrators and was cosponsored by Geoffrey’s Malibu.
The Malibu Optimist Club gave more than 20 Christmas gifts ranging from chess sets to soccer balls to the young inmates at Camp Miller last week. The gifts were donated by the Malibu Optimist club and wrapped by the Malibu High Junior Optimist Club.
Pictured, from left: Bruce Bates, Camp Miller advisor, accepts the Christmas gifts from Malibu Optimist Club President Ray Craig.
Farmers Insurance agents Phil Gajic (left) and Mark Ball present a $500 donation to Malibu Optimist Club President Anne Payne. The Optimists support various youth programs in the city.
Members of Malibu Optimist Club recently responded to the call for help from officials at the Los Angeles County Probation Camp Miller in Malibu. Suffering from the recent state budget cuts, the facility found itself without any sports equipment for its physical education program, comprised of 100 young residents. The Malibu Optimist Club purchased $500 worth of soccer balls, footballs, volleyballs and basketballs along with three chess sets as a Christmas gift to the facility and its residents.
Malibu Optimist president Tony Lardas with Malibu High School seniors (from left) Sam Haft, Juliana Ball, Drake Baglietto, Isabella Alsobrook, Carolyn Pulshaw, Emma Blackwood, Madeleine Rotman, Makenzie Kizis and Lauren Haas at the scholarship breakfast. Photo courtesy of the Malibu Optimist Club
The Malibu Optimist Club gave $1,000 scholarships to 10 local students at its 50th annual scholarship program presentation last week Thursday. The awardees are 2011 graduates from Malibu High School and Viewpoint School.
The Malibu Optimist Club honored 10 hardworking Malibu High School seniors at its annual Malibu Scholarship Breakfast recently. Students Sam Haft, Juliana Ball, Drake Baglietto, Isabella Alsobrook, Carolyn Pulshaw, Emma Blackwood, Madeleine Rotman, Makenzie Kizis, Lauren Haas and Nicholas Frazier were honored at the event. They were recognized for their academic, community service and overall achievements. Each received a $1,000 scholarship.
The Malibu Optimist Club presented $1,000 scholarships to 12 outstanding high school seniors last week Thursday.
The Malibu Chamber of Commerce will work with the Malibu Optimist Club at this year’s Malibu Arts Festival and Pancake Breakfast. The 43rd Malibu Arts Festival will take place July 26-27 in front of the Civic Center and will feature art from more than 200 participants. Pictured, from left: Frank Brady, Christine Hameline and Mark Persson
Malibu Mayor Skylar Peak speaks to the Malibu Optimist Club at its breakfast meeting, reviewing some of the current issues the City Council is facing as well as thanking the club for a scholarship he received when he graduated from Malibu High School. Pictured, from left: Malibu Optimist President Frank Brady and Mayor Skylar Peak
The Malibu Optimist Club annual scholarship awards were distributed to a group of high-achieving local students. Pictured, from left: Bill Sampson, Cullen Quine, Josh Corrigan, Hayley Haag, Nicholas Ficeto, Deisy Villasenor, Michael Brady, Diane Hoffman, Danny Meir, Elena Clarfield, Nicholas Anthony, Frank Brady and Amir Mahmoud.
The Malibu Optimist Club conducted its annual essay contest for students at Malibu High School.
Malibu Optimist Club president Tony Lardas welcomes the club’s newest member, Tarek Shraibati, at a recent meeting. Shraibati recently retired from working as an engineering professor at California State University, Northridge, and has been scoutmaster for the Malibu Boy Scout Troop 224 for more than 30 years.
From left: Malibu Optimist Phil Gajic, Glen Sunyich, Amy Stark, Ken Harris, Elizabeth Cowgill, Nancy Levy and Bonnie Thoreson at the excellence in education awards. Photo Courtesy of Malibu Optimist Club
The Malibu Optimist Club held its Fifth Annual Excellence in Education awards program recently. Teachers Glen Sunyich from Our Lady of Malibu School, Amy Stark from Webster Elementary, Ken Harris from Point Dume Marine Science School, Elizabeth Cowgill from Malibu Middle School, Nancy Levy from Juan Cabrillo Elementary and Bonnie Thoreson from Malibu High School were recognized for their commitment to excellence and their dedication to their students. They were presented with certificates of commendation and a gift certificate from Geoffrey’s Malibu Restaurant.
The Malibu Optimist Club celebrated the holiday season at its breakfast meeting. Festive songs were sung by the Our Lady of Malibu Choir, directed by Beverly Craveiro.
Optimist Club Youth Appreciation honorees celebrate their accomplishments at Pepperdine University.
From left: Malibu Optimist Phil Gajic; Kathleen Ruse of Our Lady of Malibu School; John Sibert, Mayor of Malibu; Susan Baltrushes of Juan Cabrillo Elementary; Kristina Cook of Webster Elementary; Lynne Flowers of Malibu High; Luke Sferra of Malibu High; Mary Tafi, of Juan Cabrillo Elementary School; Laura Rosenthal and Malibu Optimist Ken Kearsley
Malibu Optimist Mark Ball presents a check to Marty Brown, director of the Malibu Salvation Army Camp, for camp scholarships for members of the Malibu Boys and Girls Club. The students will spend a week at camp engaged in many active programs. The Malibu Optimist Club joined with Mark Ball and Farmers Insurance, Malibu McDonalds and Lou Drobnick to provide the funding.